Saturday, July 25, 2009
Thursday I became very frustrated. I could not decide what I wanted to do for a backing for this quilt.
I did prepare the label which is the leftover block and will be appliquéd to the back prior to quilting.
But for several hours I planned, put fabrics on the design wall, and paced with no idea of how to back this quilt. Finally I gave up and left the studio: “Gari has left the studio!” Friday morning, however, I started searching through fabrics that I had not considered and found 10 yards, count them, 10 yards of fabric with red and gray sea shells. So I cut off 5 yards, cut and pressed it in preparation for stitching it and then I closed up the studio and we went to the beach.
And this is where I am now, Perdido Key in the panhandle of FL. When we got here this was my first priority: a comfortable chair, coffee, and a good book.
This was first thing this morning: the sun does not hit our deck as we are facing south.